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Segmentation and Representation of Function Words in Preverbal French-Learning Infants
This study examines French-learning infants’ segmentation and phonetic encoding of function words. In Experiment 1 six-month-olds were familiarized with a functor, either des or la, and tested withExpand
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Segmentation of verb forms in preverbal infants.
It has been observed that children's early vocabulary is dominated by nouns, with verbs being much delayed. The current study investigated if this delay is related to infants' failure to segment verbExpand
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Initial morphological learning in preverbal infants
How do children learn the internal structure of inflected words? We hypothesized that bound functional morphemes begin to be encoded at the preverbal stage, driven by their frequent occurrence withExpand
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Mechanisms of Segmentation and Morphological Learning in Infants
A prerequisite for learning a vocabulary during early language development is the ability to segment words from continuous speech. This is because speech directed to infants consists predominantly ofExpand
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Development of a Tool to Screen Risk of Literacy Delays in French-Speaking Children
Literacy is crucial for success, both professionally and personally. Oral language skills are closely related to literacy development in children. when a child has weak oral language skills, theyExpand
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Frequency factor in the segmentation of function words in French‐learning infants
Previous work showed that 8‐month‐old French‐learning infants segment both highly and moderately frequent function words from continuous speech [Shi and Gauthier, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117, 2426Expand
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What the Eyes Hear: An Eye-Tracking Study on Phonological Awareness in Emirati Arabic
Phonological awareness is the ability to perceive and manipulate the sounds of spoken words. It is considered a good predictor of reading and spelling abilities. In the current study, we used anExpand
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Word-meaning association in early language development
Existing word-learning experiments with preverbal infants typically use visual scenes including changing objects but constant motion, thus cueing infants to ignore the motion aspect. The presentExpand
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